Month: March 2018

The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing of Olisa Metuh’s application seeking permission to travel abroad for urgent medical treatment. The trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, noted that even though the application was filed as urgent, the cases cited by the parties have just been forwarded to him. The judge said he will need […]

Rights group, Amnesty International, has faulted reports of oil spills in the Niger Delta by Shell and Eni, and is asking the Federal Government re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in the region. According to the group, the oil giants under-reported the number of spills in the last seven years and also attributed the causes […]

Manchester City will face Liverpool in an all-English Champions League quarter-final while Juventus play holders Real Madrid in a repeat of last year’s final. Surprise qualifiers Sevilla take on Bayern Munich and Barcelona were paired with AS Roma in the draw in Nyon on Friday. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side will host Pep Guardiola’s City at […]

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy more security personnel and fighting equipment to end killings and destruction of property in Plateau. Kaigama made the call in a statement in Jos. The archbishop condemned the recent killing of people and destruction of property in some […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent visit to states that have come under attacks by herdsmen, as insincere and political. PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement on Thursday said the President’s motive was to score political points and described it unjust”. President Buhari’s visit to Yobe State […]

The Borno State government has confirmed the death of three persons as a result of cholera disease outbreak in the state. Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr Haruna Mshelia, disclosed this during an interview with Channels Television on Thursday in Maiduguri. According to him, 693 persons have been diagnosed with the disease in villages […]

The Supreme Court has indefinitely adjourned hearing in the appeals filed by the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Federal Government challenging the decision of the Court of Appeal in the trial of the Senate President for false assets declaration. The court put off the two appeals indefinitely on Thursday to enable Saraki and the […]

The Plateau State Council of Chiefs and traditional rulers have condemned the incessant killings perpetrated by suspected Fulani herdsmen with a call on the government to intervene and intensify efforts at ending the bloodletting. The traditional rulers, who described as false the interpretation that the killings in Plateau State were communal clashes, expressed shock that […]

Nigeria has been ranked the 91 happiest nation of the world, and fifth in Africa in the 2018 World Happiness Report. The survey was released on Wednesday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) as part of the March 20th United Nations World Happiness Day. The 2018 report assessed 156 countries happiness levels based on […]

The Senate has resolved to write the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to express their reservations about the judgment by a Federal High Court stopping the National Assembly from overriding President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the amended Electoral Act. The Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, moved a motion at the plenary on […]

Three days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited Benue State, the state government has said the visit did not rekindle any hope in the people. Special Adviser to Governor Samuel Ortom on Media and ICT, Tahaz Agerzua, stated said on Thursday during his appearance on Channels Television. The President’s visit to Benue comes weeks after some communities […]

Nigeria retained her previous 52nd position in the world and seventh in Africa in the March FIFA/Coca-Cola World rankings released on Thursday. Nigeria had 609 points, two points below Cameroon that is 51st in the world. The top five is unaltered, with Germany still on top, while Poland that will be up against the Super […]

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